the red eyed beast
Addiction. The red eyed beast that chews upon your loved ones, arms and legs, takes whole bites out of their hearts and souls until you barely recognize who they once were.
”Choose to align yourself with people who are like-minded in their search for simplified inspiration. Give those who find fault or who are confrontational a silent blessing and remove yourself from their energy as quickly as possible. Your life is simplified enormously when you don’t have to defend yourself to anyone, and when you receive support rather than criticism.” - Dr. Wayne...
Mo. Men. Tum.
“My brother tells me monsters set up shop in his closet among his Reeboks and hidden Playboys.” Yeah, he says, leaning back and stroking his chin, yeah, you can’t see it but something’s coming for me. Big whoop, I tell him.” Lindsey Hunter
the moon a yellow yolk sliding down the night sky
In the moment of releasing blame, we step out of the story of self and other, the story of good self and bad self, and discover the spaciousness and tenderness of being alive. Blaming distances while acceptance connects. When we let go of blame, we open to the compassion that can genuinely transform ourselves and our world. —Tara Brach
“Time is nothing to me but a series of bookmarks that I use to jump back and forth through the text of my life, returning again and again to the events that mark me.”
a new perspective
Written 3 years ago at the height of my husband’s sobriety changes: I am the parent who stayed when others would have fled. I am the parent who doubted herself and her ability to survive alone with two babies, the very same parent who was too scared to leave and face the unknown and uncertainty of something as simple as a roof over our heads and food in our stomachs. I am the parent who...
To the people in my life looking for work: Your worth does not change in my eyes if you are employed or not. You remain dear to me.
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I am up to something...
Lounging, laying, sleeping, resting in my comfy, fat, soft, thick, deep mattress makes me feel – I’m home. And my trusty and loyal bulldog companion will on occasion join me, and if she is not in the bed with me (for I have to help her up into the very tall bed) then she is an arm’s reach away, at my bedside and I can’t help but believe that she knows - She is home.
It's all better than the alternative.
It’s all weird and fractured. It’s all electrical and chemical. It’s all bump and grind. It’s all cheese and mustard. It’s all time to drink and go to work. It’s all fuck you buddy and love your neighbor. It’s all speak truth to power and hunker down. It’s all shit storm and cherry blossom. It’s all shits and giggles. It’s all primal...
Here are some ideas — frequently discussed, but sadly not yet implemented — that...– A Food Manifesto for the Future - NYTimes.com (via sweetney)